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|Site name||Between Linch Hill and Vicarage Field, Stanton Harcourt|
|Burial codes||4002 4005 4021 4023 4026 4028 4030 4035 4042 4047 4051 4052 4053 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4101 4104 4104 4106 4108 4122 4125 4129 4143 4153 4181|
|2500bc-14/1300bc||Three inhumation burials were found with Beaker pottery, one excavatable, two seriously damaged by mechanical excavation. Burial 1 was in a rectangular grave with rounded corners, 1.8m x 1.5m oriented NS, disarticulated and partial, some parts interred at different levels. The body of a male in late teens/early twenties evidently had been in an advanced state of decomposition when buried, and there was no serious attempt at rearrangement on deposition in the grave. It was accompanied by a Bell Beaker in the south west quarter of the pit, a bone spatula 15cm north of the skull, and a flint flake. The toothless mandible of an ox covered the chest, possibly an accidental inclusion with the fill.
Burial 2 of a child c2 was accompanied by a Bell Beaker. Burial 3 was in a central grave surrounded by ring ditch 5 and comprised the remains of a mature male accompanied by a Bell Beaker, and a stone wrist guard.
Burials 4 and 5 were inhumations but not datable, and much damaged by machines.
|National grid square||SP|
|Bibliographic source||Hamlin and Case 1963|
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